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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten Ale began as part of a series of rye beers at our Eccentric Cafť. The combination of sharp citrus & resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/25/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the 12 oz bottle! Poured into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a golden orange color with a ton of yeast particles floating around. The head is a two finger white shade. Both texturing and retention are pretty damn good, and the lacing left by the receding head is quite attractive as well. Pretty face, ugly body, letís split the difference here. S: I do notice a bit of rye to it, along side some piny, herbal hops. The hop profile seems to fit the rye malt quite well. It becomes a bit maltier as it warms up, and grows a biscuity component as well. Aromatically, it could be a little less muted. T: One thing that lets me down right from the onset is the lack of distinctive character to it. It starts and finishes with a combination of earthy, spicy malts and piny hops. After a while, the finish will develop a grassy hop quality to it that I enjoy somewhat. This really is the type of beer more conducive to simple drinking than actual reviewing... M: Rougher than I like, which is exasperated by the coarse yet strong carbonation and fuller body. The back end is quite clean and crisp; so maybe this would be good in the summer time? O: Not bad - but Iím certainly not smitten with it. Itís too sharp in feel for its nondescript flavor profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1216) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Fruity malt aroma with citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is fruity with citrus notes and a earthy, floral hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
medium head rich amber pour aromas fruit spicy rye rich malts biscuit pine the flavours resin rich rye spice note grapefruit medium bitter biscuit pine grassy note caramel crispness the finish best tastes rye crisp hops lasting bitter pine flavours lovely ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2537) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 01/13/15. Hazy pale yellow, heady pour. An old bottle picked up at a New York convenience store that has probably lost some of its character. Some toasted sweet maltiness in the taste, rye grain, and grassy hops. Light to medium body. The grainy malts are more forward in the taste and there is a strong peppery bitterness at the end. I think the hops have faded in 6 months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Draught @ The Ginger Man, New York, NY
Pours hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral and herbal. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, floral, herbal and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmires (1) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
This Beer has a very god taste. It has a light hops taste that is not overbearing. I

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
Pale golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is a bit bright and fruity. Some light berry esters and a bit of spicy/citrusy hoppiness. Very fresh and well balanced. I donít get much rye character at all, but itís a tasty pale ale. Clean and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at Hopcat. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Minimal aroma. Some corn maybe. Flavor is lightly hopped with mostly pine. Nice refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (492) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 2, 2015
Pours clear gold with a finger of white head. Aroma is orange and grapefruit citrus. Very smooth with sweet citrus notes yielding to a nice rubbery bitter bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2445) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours a deep golden color with a large foamy white head. Notes of bread, skunky hops, brown sugar, and white citrus rind. Sort of grassy as well. Nice beer with a substantial mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4869) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2015
I didnít like this too much. The rye overpowers the hops in an untasty way. Just not that good

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